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Fatal Collision on US 421 in Clay County

Date of News Release: 11/01/2008

(London, KY) - On Friday October 31, 2008 at 11:59 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London, responded to a report of a single vehicle traffic crash with injury, on US 421, 3.3 miles north of Manchester in Clay County.

Upon arrival Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Wilson determined that a 1998 Jeep Wrangler SUV, operated by Chester C. Bowling, 49, of Manchester, KY, was southbound on US 421 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the northbound lane and struck the Kentucky Baptist Mission Youth Center building.

Bowling, who was not wearing a seat belt, received fatal injuries during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by a member of the Clay County Coroner's Office.

Alcohol involvement is suspected.

Trooper Wilson is investigating in the incident and was assisted at the scene by officers from the Manchester Police Department, the Clay County EMS, the Manchester Fire/Rescue and the Clay County Coroner's Office.

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